We all have a place or time that makes us feel good, for many of us we document these times with photographs. As a photographer I take photos of everything I do, my memories are documented by my photography. In December of 2016 we took a trip with some friends to North Cornwall, It was freezing but beautiful and the sunrises were stunning!
One early afternoon Luke (my husband) and myself took a trip to Tintagel, Cornwall - This is quite a famous part of the UK, one of the places where the legend of King Arthur is supposed to have taken place. All of that amazing history aside this place is stunning, Cornwall is a gorgeous part of England we've been here many times. The rugged landscape in Cornwall changes every mile or so and is so diverse and Tintagel is no different.
As we arrived it was pouring with rain, we feared it might be closed to visitors, so we grabbed some lunch in a lovely local Cornish pasty shop and waited to see if the rain would subside. We waited a little while and eventually the rain went away and left us with a beautiful couple of hours of sunlight, so we headed down a very steep path down to the entrance. Part of this beautiful location was closed as it was out of season but one half was still open and free for us to have a mooch. It was winter which means that the sun was on its way down when we were getting to the ruins, so we had some beautiful light to explore them, and the steep inclines that run around the site, we couldn't go down to the beach tho like we would have wanted to, but another time when the season means its open we will have a look! Looking back at his holiday this is one of my favourite days, Luke and I spent most of the day together and then us and our friends spent the evening together. It was a very varied day full of different experiences. The ragged cliff face that has been there since time itself has stood the test of time, the cobbled steps that take you down to the beach are all still there. Just imagine how many people have walked down those steps, every single one of those people probably in awe of its beauty and natural rugged state. The way that the light as its setting hits the rock faces in different ways creating the most beautiful shadows and silhouettes.
Our beautiful planet is open to all of us, and there are so many beautiful places to explore. I believe its beauty is what we can find comfort in, these places are all around us they may be on our doorstep and we might not even know it. These things help distract us from our day to day lives they help bring us together to create content thats inspiring, and to bring people together from different parts of the world. These things bring different photographers together from different walks of life, people with different interests, hobbies and jobs.
As we left beautiful Tintagel I felt as if I had been changed forever, I get that feeling when I leave a beautiful place. Those views will be etched in my memory forever, those will be the things that keep be going when I am old and frail. I kept thinking about that view out to sea and how there was nothing on the horizon, it just kept going and going with no end visible to the naked eye. I kept thinking about the people that may have once lived there and wondered what it must have been like, and I realised that I can share my experiences with you.